Staff from both the Minnesota Digital LIbrary and Minitex headed to the American Swedish Institute on March 25, 2019 for a day of history, discussion, and collaboration at Minnesota History Whatever 3. Minnesota History Whatever is an annual gathering open to anyone interested in history - and welcomes teachers, museum professional, librarians, and archivists, as well as representatives from the performaing and visual arts.
The Minnesota Digital Library is pleased to announce an additional contribution to the Kanabec County Historical Society's collection in Minnesota Reflections. This new contribution of more than 30 photographs adds images of cities and towns in Kanabec County, including images of Main Street and bird's eye views.
We are so excited to announce the addition of our 190th partner to Minnesota Reflections. The Marshall County Historical Society joins 189 other organizations working to tell the story of the people, places, and experiences of the state of Minnesota.
Lake Superior Railroad Museum's new contribution increases their collection in Minnesota Reflections by more than 33%. Included in the project is a series of architectural drawings related to the construction of the Union Depot in Duluth. Today the train station is home to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.
Want to be a presenter at the 2019 MDL Annual Meeting? The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) annual meeting planning committee seeks proposals for 50-minute breakout sessions for this upcoming event, which will be held on Tuesday, June 4 at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center.
We're looking for feedback on future directions for the Minnesota Digital Library and Minnesota Reflections!
The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Governance Committee has been working through a strategic planning process over the past twelve months. Last year, Minitex completed an environmental scan of Minnesota Reflections and we conducted regional focus group workshops in St Peter and Duluth in May. Last summer, MDL Governance Committee members, Minitex staff, and other stakeholders spent two days developing draft goals, strategies and objectives.
Curious about standardized rights statements and how they might be used to describe the rights status of your digital collections? The combined MDL/Minitex and University of Minnesota project team has created a rights determination workflow document, a helpful guide which provides an approach to how the standardized rights statements from rightsstatements.org could be applied to individual items.
DPLA is seeking proposals for DPLAfest, a gathering that will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. They invite proposals that showcase projects, ideas, and solutions designed to help the field meet the technological, social, and civic demands of the 21st century and that highlight the critical role of libraries—and the DPLA network—in shaping the future of access to digital knowledge. The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, January 11, 2019.
After many requests, Minnesota Digital Library has assembled a new scanning kit for the Scan for Keeps equipment loan program. The new Epson Expression scanner can handle items of up to 11" x 17", a significant size increase over the 8 1/2" x 11" limit on our two existing scanner kits.
Historical content from Minnesota's cultural heritage organizations, all in one place